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"Goblin - Profondo Rosso" tone question

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Bisounourse, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. Bisounourse


    Jun 21, 2012
    Gent, Belgium

    I'd like to know how the bassplayer gets his tone out of this song.

    I think these are flatwounds played with a pick (there is a lot of attack), and there might be an effect on it, but I don't know which one.

    Is there anyone who could help out?

    link to the song on youtube


    Thanks in advance.
  2. Huge fan of Goblin here... I was lucky enough to catch them when they played in London a couple of years ago. Fabio was playing a horseshoe Rickenbacker throughout, jus a heavenly tone.
    Not sure what he played on Profondo Rosso, sounds to my ears very similar to his tone on Roller, and the sleeve notes to that say he played a 'Ripper bass' - so possibly a Gibson Ripper? Although it doesn't sound like a Gibson to me...
    As for the effect, I used to have a little Zoom multi-effects (the red one with the silver dials) and that had the very sound within as a stock preset. Can't recall for the life of me what it was called but I know I just kept playing Snip Snap with it :bassist:
  3. vegas532

    vegas532 Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    Pensacola, FL.
    There's a slight hint of Phaser on that bass.
  4. Bisounourse


    Jun 21, 2012
    Gent, Belgium
    I just tried it with a phaser, and I think you're right.

    Many thanks!
  5. Sounds like flatwound strings too.


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